Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--First NewsWatch-

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A Libyan health official says an airstrike hit a detention centre for migrants in Libya's capital early Wednesday, killing at least 40 people and wounding 80.

The U-N refugee agency condemned the airstrike on the detention centre in Tripoli, which houses over 600 migrants and refugees.

Reports say the self-styled Libyan National Army had launched airstrikes on a nearby militia camp in their offensive against the U-N-supported Tripoli government.

Six-thousand African migrants and refugees are locked in Libyan detention facilities after being apprehended by E-U-funded coast guards while trying to cross the Mediterranean.(1)



Ukraine's newly elected president made his official overseas debut in Toronto, at a three-day international conference about his own country's future.

Former comedian and T-V actor Volodymyr Zelenskiy (vah-LAH'-duh-meer zah-LIN'-skee) was greeted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who said the rookie leader represents a fresh impetus and strong determination for Ukraine to stay on the path to reform as neighbouring Russia continues to pose challenges.

Representatives from more than three-dozen countries and international finance organizations want to see continued momentum on predecessor Petro Poroshenko's five years of reforms.(1)



A Canadian woman has been charged with importing cocaine into Australia.

Australian Federal Police allege border officials found about 12 kilograms of the drug hidden in the lining of her luggage.

Police say the 42-year-old woman whose hometown is unknown was travelling from Canada with her son and had landed at Sydney International Airport Sunday when she was targeted for an examination and X-rays found the alleged drugs.

Last year, three Quebecers pleaded guilty to attempting to smuggle 95-kilos of cocaine into Australia in suitcases aboard a luxury cruise ship. …

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